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Ocean Names

  1. FiskHeart
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "fisherman"
    • Description:

      Unusual alternative to Fisher with a brisker surname appeal.
  2. MarinoHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "of the sea"
    • Description:

      Marino is an Italian first and surname with distinct crossover possibilities, having pleasant seaside undertones, and is far more unusual in the U.S. than sister Marina.
  3. GaliHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "wave"
    • Description:

      Sprightly.
  4. MaricelaHeart
    • Origin:

      Spanish, combination of Maria and Celia
    • Meaning:

      "drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved + heaven"
    • Description:

      A pretty and little-known Spanish smoosh name, combining Maria with Celia.
  5. MarHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "sea"
    • Description:

      The Spanish and Portuguese word for "sea" is a Top 100 name in Spain. In America, it's sometimes used as a nickname for names like Martina and Marina, but it could also plausibly stand on its own.
  6. OceanusHeart
    • Origin:

      Mythological name
    • Description:

      Oceanus was the Titan in ancient Greek mythology who rules what they thought was the body of water that surrounded the Earth. Oceanus was, appropriately enough, the name of the baby born on the Mayflower. Modern variations include Ocean, Oceana, and Oceane, a popular French name for girls.
  7. DelmarHeart
    • Origin:

      Spanish
    • Meaning:

      "of the sea"
    • Description:

      Cross-cultural name with a great nautical meaning. It boomed in the 1930s and has potential for revival now.
  8. MariskaHeart
    • Origin:

      Hungarian diminutive of Maria
    • Meaning:

      "drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved"
    • Description:

      Actress Hargitay made us notice this one, it makes a robust, energetic Slavic impression.
  9. AmphitriteHeart
    • Origin:

      Greek sea-goddess and wife of Poseidon
    • Description:

      Amphitrite is a mysterious Greek mythological figure. She was said to be the personification of the sea water itself and was said to be present at the birth of Apollo. She later became a more minor figure, noted more as the mother of Triton and Rhodos than in her own right. A great water-based name for the adventurous parent.
  10. KaitoHeart
    • Origin:

      Japanese
    • Meaning:

      "sea; ocean"
  11. DanuHeart
    • Origin:

      Celtic, goddess of fruitfulness
    • Description:

      This sprightly Irish mythology name would make an attention-grabbing choice.
  12. KinvaraHeart
    • Origin:

      Irish, Gaelic
    • Meaning:

      "head of the sea"
    • Description:

      A rare and refined Irish place name (Cinn Mhara) turned baby name, belonging to a picturesque harbor town. As a given name, it has received occasional use especially amongst the upper classes in Britain. Lady Kinvara Balfour is an English playwright and novelist.
  13. KaileaHeart
    • Origin:

      English, Hawaiian
    • Meaning:

      "pure; sea of joy"
    • Description:

      In English, Kailea is an unusual variant spelling of Kayley or Kaylee. In Hawaiian, Kaileʻa means "sea of joy".

      Kailea is one of
  14. DevereHeart
    • Origin:

      French
    • Meaning:

      "of the fishing place"
    • Description:

      An original choice for a fisherman's child.
  15. HalcyonHeart
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "kingfisher bird"
    • Description:

      This highly unusual name -- the Halycyone was a mythic bird who could calm the seas -- conjures up images of utter peace and tranquility because of the phrase "Halycon days"...and the sleeping pill.
  16. IlukaHeart
    • Origin:

      Australian Aboriginal
    • Meaning:

      "by the sea"
    • Description:

      This Yaygir Aboriginal name is the name of two towns in Australia and is also occasionally spotted as a name. Meaning "by the sea" the name is perfect for beach-going families.
  17. HalloranHeart
    • Origin:

      Gaelic
    • Meaning:

      "male descendant of a pirate or stranger from overseas"
    • Description:

      Halloran could be your solution if you love the nickname Hal, but not Harold or Henry.
  18. PelagiaHeart
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "the sea"
    • Description:

      The name of several early saints, including one, Pelagia the Penitent, a beautiful and licentious dancing girl who repented, then, disguised as a man, spent the rest of her life living alone in a cave on the Mount of Olives. Because of her early vocation, she is the patron saint of actresses.
  19. AsherahHeart
    • Origin:

      Sumerian goddess
    • Meaning:

      "she who treads on the sea"
    • Description:

      Asherah is probably one of the most ancient of mother goddess symbols, recorded in the pantheons of several civilisations from the tenth century BCE. As the mother to innumerable gods and goddesses, she is often depicted as having the capacity to walk on water, which makes Asherah an excellent choice for a baby born under one of the water signs of the zodiac, including names for Scorpio babies, as well as those born under Pisces and Cancer.
  20. DelmoreHeart
    • Origin:

      French
    • Meaning:

      "of the sea"
    • Description:

      An undiscovered gem with clunky, buttoned-up appeal and a literary feel thanks to poet Delmore Schwartz.